Linda Hackett is a Safeguarding Outreach Officer at Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). She started working at the Criminal Records Bureau in 2001, continuing through to the formation of DBS; she therefore has a wealth of experience of working with a variety of stakeholders and customers. In particular, supporting them to understand the changing landscape of DBS checks and how it could be applied to their specific sector and more recently to share the important safeguarding message of how organisations can meet their legal Duty to Refer.
Lyn joined the DBS from Trinity Mirror Newspaper Group in 2009. Her role as Safeguarding Engagement Lead involves working and communicating with relevant stakeholders, raising awareness of the legal duty to make referrals. Assisting regulated activity providers with their understanding of DBS processes, referral information requirements and updating information around the legislative changes
Lyn has spoken at many events throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland on subjects such as; duty to refer, relevant conduct / risk of harm, the DBS decision making process.